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Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« on: December 21, 2009, 03:40:34 »
I am starting this thread, to bring to your attention some lovely old tugs from Piraeus. I would really appreciate any thoughts that you might have on their identity.

Here is a first one, the photo being taken in the 1950s and it depicts a Matsas-owned tug. Any ideas which one it might be?
Apollogies for being a bit blur...

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #1 on: December 21, 2009, 11:01:35 »
No idea as to which tug she is...but a great topic!!!

Keep the info and pictures coming!!


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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #2 on: December 21, 2009, 12:25:07 »
Thanks! So, here is another one. Also unknown - to me - she was pictured in 1961.


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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #3 on: December 21, 2009, 13:01:14 »
What a sweet lookin tug :) :)

Please add your location, by going to your 'profile'...that way, we all know where yer' at :) :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #4 on: December 21, 2009, 14:16:10 »
shes a vernicos tug like this one :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #5 on: December 21, 2009, 14:20:53 »
this ones from lybousakis the chios 1 piraeus stationed :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #6 on: December 21, 2009, 14:23:32 »
and heres some piraeus wrecks  :)

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #7 on: December 21, 2009, 17:00:26 »
shes a vernicos tug like this one :)

Except for the exhaust vents she looks like an ex-Alexandra tug of Liverpool.....could she have been the 'North Loch' or 'North isle' ?

Jim
Call off the Hunt....I found this info on her. (I believe that she had other sisters to those mentioned 'Brocklebank' & 'Egerton'...I sailed on the 'Brocklebank' when she was towing the stone from Dinmor to Seaforth for the new dock.)


Her history:

1966 TRAFALGAR, 1992 FAL, 1992 MEGALOCHARI VII, 1999 AGIA MARINA

(sisterships: BROCKENHURST, ROMSEY, VENTNOR, NELSON, TRAFALGAR)
Registered: IMO 6617166 /(GBR)ON 308683 /(GRC)ON 5712
173 GRT, 0 NRT, L31,40m(28,35), B8,23m, D3,353m(3,81)
1 scr, diesel 2tew 8cyl Crossley, 1370bhp-1007kW, sp 11,75kn, bp 21t

TRAFALGAR
1966: Built by "Richard Dunston (Hessle) Ltd" at Hessle (GBR) (YN S834)
1966 -xx/11: delivered to "ATCL - Alexandra Towing Co Ltd" at Liverpool (GBR)
(GBR flag, regd Liverpool, ON 308683, c/s MLDA)
1990: To Mr.Tassos at Piraeus (shipbroker)
1992 -10/06: left Liverpool for Port Penrhyn to have her bottom cleaned and painted, for the delivery voyage renamed FAL
1992: left the Menai Straits with a Greek crew for her new home,still as the FAL
1992: To "Proodos Naftiki Eteria", mng "Megalohari Hellenic Tugboats" at Piraeus (GRC), renamed MEGALOCHARI VII
(GRC flag, regd Piraeus, ON 5712, c/s SW8503, 147 GRT, 33 NRT)
1999: To "Nicolas E. Vernicos Shipping Co Ltd" at Piraeus (GRC), renamed AGIA MARINA
2005: still in service

She has been radically altered since I last saw her. In the late '70s I was a crew member of this vessel when she was owned by Alexandra Towing of Liverpool
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #8 on: December 22, 2009, 07:02:10 »
Sometimes, the tugs around Piraeus were called to assist in fires etc

Here is the NISSOS SYROS, pictured in 1967 assisting the fire damaged freighter ATTIKI. Judging from her funnel colours -and "Nissos" prefix- it must have been a Tsavliris tug. Any ideas on her story?



Next to her, some other tugs also assist.

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #9 on: December 22, 2009, 13:36:37 »
Minotauros, Welcome to the forum,  the Nisos Syros was built as the Empire Mustang 1943, in 1947 sold to Tees Towing and sold to Newport Screw Towing Co and renamed Duneagle in 1958, sold to Tsalviris renamed Nisos Syros in1965  Reported dismantled in 1976.
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #10 on: December 22, 2009, 23:44:17 »
the one in the background is the   Tolmiros  ex Napia  ex Empire Jester.  one of my mostest favourite tugs. :D ;D :)
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #11 on: December 22, 2009, 23:52:49 »
A couple of pictures of the Alexandros Ex Sun XVIII

one when she was first out there and one of her later.
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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #12 on: December 23, 2009, 04:37:39 »
Thanks for all of the really great pictures everyone. This is turning into a really great thread.
VGJQ

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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #13 on: December 23, 2009, 08:40:40 »
Thanks Fred for the tip on Nissos Syros!

the one in the background is the   Tolmiros  ex Napia  ex Empire Jester.  one of my mostest favourite tugs. :D ;D :)

Well I would say that you have every right to call it a favourite. She was a great looking tug!

Here she is, in a photo given by a dear friend, with Chandris' Regina Prima in the background. She lasted until scrapped in 1986.


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Re: Piraeus 'Greek' Tugs
« Reply #14 on: December 23, 2009, 12:10:53 »
My uncle Harold was skipper of her for years under the Watkins/London tugs flag here is a  picture of her in her haydays

and one of the Sun XVIII
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